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Hosted by Stewart Cheifet, Computer Chronicles was the world's most popular television program on personal technology during the height of the personal computer revolution. It was broadcast for twenty years from 1983 - 2002. The program was seen on more than 300 television stations in the United States and in over 100 countries worldwide, with translations into French, Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic. The series had a weekly television broadcast audience of over two million viewers.

The series has been recognized for its journalistic excellence, winning a variety of journalistic awards including more than a dozen from the prestigious Computer Press Association. The series covered high-tech subjects around the world, having shot programs in such various locations as Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Scotland, Spain, and Taiwan. Computer Chronicles was based in the Silicon Valley area of California.

Many of the series programs are distributed on video to corporations and educational institutions for use in computer training. Computer Chronicles program segments have also been bundled with various computer text books by major publishers.

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French language version of this program. Coverage of the annual European Technology Roundtable Exhibition conference held in Madrid. Featured guests include Microsoft's Bill Gates, Esther Dyson, Netscape's Jim Clark, and David Kirkpatrick of Fortune magazine. Originally broadcast in 1995.
Topics: madrid, etre, european, microsoft, dasar, vieux, netscape, dyson
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French language version of this program. The advent of the internet meant people could now start communicating and collaborating over the web. This program looks at several early examples of virtual meeting technology. Demonstrations include Cross Ties for Workgroups, Groupware for Windows from Ventana, HP's OmniShare, CU-See Me, Intel's ProShare 200, the Sharevision PC3000 from Creative Labs, VIVO 320 from Vivo Software, AT&T's VideoPhone, and Sony's Magic Link PDA. Guests include Andrew...
Topics: groupware, sony, at&t, seybold, proshare
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French language version of this program. A look at how the health care industry is using computer technology. Products demonstrated include The Doctor's Book of Home Remedies, Multimedia Workout, DynaPulse 200M, The Family Doctor, Stanford University's Pain Clinic, and I-3 Design's Stretchercise. Originally broadcast in 1995.
Topics: doctor, medicine, stanford, cure, remedy, exercise
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Spanish language version of this program. Highlights of the annual European Technology Roundtable Exhibition held in 1993 in Barcelona, Spain. Guests include Esther Dyson, John Warnock, Steve Case, and Phillipe Kahn. Originally broadcast in 1993.
Topics: spanish, case, kahn, europe, etre, barcelona, dyson, vieux
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French language version of this program. On location coverage of the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Featured analyst is Tim Bajarin, president of Creative Strategies. Includes highlights of the keynote speech by Microsoft's Bill Gates. This is the show where Microsoft introduced its infamous "BOB" interface.
Topics: french, france, ces, consumer electronics, las vegas, bob, bill gates, microsoft
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French language version of this program. Technology leaders from the East and West coasts go at it in the seventh annual Computer Bowl, a quiz show designed to see which team knows more about computer trivia. Guest questioner is Nicholas Negroponte. Contestants include Andy Herzfeld and Joseph Alsop. Originally broadcast in 1995.
Topics: Episode Year: 1995, Television Programs, Computers: History, Computer Bowl, french, france, game,...
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Spanish language version of this program. Adding peripherals used to be a nightmare with a PC, having to manually figure out all kinds of settings and switches. Windows 95 promised to end all that with Plug and Play, though many users called it Plug and Pray. This program looks at the early efforts to simplify adding peripherals. Covered are sound cards, SCSI controllers, video cards, mice, CDROM drives, and PCMCIA cards. Also covered is Plug and Tell, which helped you figure out what settings...
Topics: plug, play, peripheral, add-on, configure, spanish
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French language version of this program. The digital video revolution started to take hold in the mid nineties. This program looks at early examples of desktop video products. Demonstrations include QuickTime VR, Sigma Designs MPEG video, Video Director, Avid Video Shop, Video Machine Lite, Radius Edit, Video Vision, SGI's Set Top Box, CyberLab7, and QuickTime Conferencing. Originally broadcast in 1995.
Topics: avid, quicktime, mpeg, sgi, radius
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Coverage of the annual European Technololgy Roundtable Exhbition, held this year in Prague. Guests include Qualcomm CEO Irwin Jacobs, Symantec CEO John Thompson, Commtouch President Elizabeth Maxwell, 3Com Chairman Eric Benhamou, CMGI Chairman David Wetherell, Think Outside President Phil Baker, Checkpoint Software's CEO Gil Shwedd, Newsweek's Michael Rogers, Fortune's David Kirkpatrick, Red Herring's Tony Perkins, and Thom Calandra of CBS Marketwatch. Originally broadcast in 2000.
Topics: europe, conference, CEO
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French language version of this program. Highlights of the annual European Technology Roundtable Exhibition held in 1993 in Barcelona, Spain. Guests include Esther Dyson, John Warnock, Steve Case, and Phillipe Kahn. Originally broadcast in 1993.
Topics: etre, aol, steve case, esther dyson, john warnock, barcelona, french, france
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Spanish language version of this program. Highlights of the 1995 Fall Comdex show shot on location in Las Vegas. Includes excerpts from the keynote speech by Bill Gates. Originally broadcast in 1995.
Topics: comdex, trade show, las vegas, gates, spanish, bajarin
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by Sara O'Brien
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Arabic subtitled version of this program. On location coverage of the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Featured analyst is Tim Bajarin, president of Creative Strategies. Includes highlights of the keynote speech by Microsoft's Bill Gates. This is the show where Microsoft introduced its infamous "BOB" interface.
Topics: bajarin, gates, microsoft, BOB, CES, consumer electronics, las vegas
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Spanish language version of this program. A look at different ways to manage the glut of information showing up on computers and other storage devices. Originally broadcast in 1996.
Topics: information, overload, pda, organizer, spanish
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Arabic subtitled version of this program. Technology leaders from the East and West coasts go at it in the seventh annual Computer Bowl, a quiz show designed to see which team knows more about computer trivia. Guest questioner is Nicholas Negroponte. Contestants include Andy Herzfeld and Joseph Alsop. Originally broadcast in 1995.
Topics: Episode Year: 1995, Television Programs, Computers: History, Computer Bowl, negroponte, computer...
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Highlights of the annual Codie Awards presentation from the Software Publishers Association. Originally broadcast in 1993.
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Spanish language version of this program. As the popularity of digital cameras grew, photofinishing software followed. This program looks at several early examples of computer based photo processing. Demonstrations include Photoshop 2.5, Nikon's LS-10 CoolScan, PhotoFlash 2.0, Apple's QuickTake Camera, Paint Alchemy, Terrazzo, Picture Window 1.0, EverColor and ArtLink. Originally broadcast in 1994.
Topics: digital, photography, photo, camera, spanish
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French language version of this program. Adding peripherals used to be a nightmare with a PC, having to manually figure out all kinds of settings and switches. Windows 95 promised to end all that with Plug and Play, though many users called it Plug and Pray. This program looks at the early efforts to simplify adding peripherals. Covered are sound cards, SCSI controllers, video cards, mice, CDROM drives, and PCMCIA cards. Also covered is Plug and Tell, which helped you figure out what settings...
Topics: french, france, peripherals, windows, compaq, pcmcia
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Arabic subtitled version of this program. Adding peripherals used to be a nightmare with a PC, having to manually figure out all kinds of settings and switches. Windows 95 promised to end all that with Plug and Play, though many users called it Plug and Pray. This program looks at the early efforts to simplify adding peripherals. Covered are sound cards, SCSI controllers, video cards, mice, CDROM drives, and PCMCIA cards. Also covered is Plug and Tell, which helped you figure out what settings...
Topics: arabic, plug and play, peripherals, add-ins, add-ons
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French language version of this program. Convergence was the buzz word of 1995 as analysts predicted the computer and the television set would merge into one box. One aspect of this convergence was the so-called Smart TV. This program demonstrates some examples including the Malachi board which lets you download software into your PC using a standard broadcast signal (not a cable modem), Microware's DAVID (Digital Audio Video Interactive Decoder), HP's Kayak set top box, Philips' DET100 set top...
Topics: french, france, smart tv, convergence, intelligent tv
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A review of search engines in 1996.
Topics: computer, chronicles, cheifet, search, internet
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French language version of this program. A look at different ways to manage the glut of information showing up on computers and other storage devices. Originally broadcast in 1996.
Topics: french, france, information, PIM, daytimer
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French language version of this program. In the mid 1990's many people were on line, but the internet and the world wide web were still a new phenomenon. This program looks at the new open world of the web. Demonstrations include Eudora, Anarchy, the WELL, WinCIM, InterACT.net, and HoTMetal Pro HTML Editor. Guests include New York Times technology writer John Markoff. Also features a profile of the band Severe Tire Damage, the first band to ever perform live over the internet. Originally...
Topics: french, france, internet, web, eudora, well, html, severe tire damage
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Arabic subtitled version of this program. Computers and videogames have allowed couch potatoes to play sports and athletes to get better at their game. This program looked at several PC sports applications including Picture Perfect Golf, ESPN Baseball Tonight, UltraCoach for Windows, Mountain Biking, and Winning Hoops with Coack K. Also featured are an online golf tournament and Home Team Advantage, a computer based program to help coaches. Originally broadcast in 1995.
Topics: sports, biking, basketball, golf, coaching
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A look at how computers are being used to play, train, and learn about sports. Featured products include Playball, Proline, Bedas-2 Biovec System, Tekna's Computek, Oceanic's Datamax Sport, Peak 3D, Desktop Logbook, Sea Quest SME Dive Computer, and Jack Nicklaus' Unlimited Golf & Course Design. Also includes a look at how HP computers are being used to design and plan for the America's Cup race and a visit with the San Francisco 49ers to see how they use computer databases to catalog plays....
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Spanish language version of this program. A review of the best new games of the year. Games covered include In the First Degree, Buried in Time, Mech Warrior 2, ImagiNation Network, and Phantasmagoria. Plus a visit to Microsoft's Judgment Day, a conference for third-party game developers in Redmond, Washington. Originally broadcast in 1995.
Topics: games, spanish, pc games, video games
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People are turning to their computers and the internet for advice on every conceivable topic, including how to be a parent. This program looks at several resources for parenting. Demonstrations include parentsplus.com, parenting-qa.com, thecybermom.com, abcparenting.com, French Now!, Math Heads, Maurice Ashley Teaches Chess, and EN-parent.com. Guests include Roberta Furger, author of "Does Jane Compute: Preserving Our Daughter's Place in the Cyber Revolution" and Pam Dixon, author of...
Topics: parent, children, daughter
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Spanish language version of this program. Your computer can't keep up with the latest applications. Should you buy a new one or can you get the same performance by upgrading your existing machine. This program looks at the options and the issues. Guests include Linda Concalves of Apple, Andrew Gitt of Corporate Upgrades, Paul Schindler of Windows Magazine, Kim Frederico of Creative Labs, and Spiros Mitsanis of Backyard Computer Services. Originally broadcast in 1995.
Topics: spanish, espanol, memory, RAM, CPU, windows, apple
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A look at how senior citizens are using computer technology. Product demonstrations include Rand McNally's TripMaker 1996, WillMaker from Nolo Press, and Family Tree Maker from Banner Blue. Also includes a visit to a senior center to see how senior citizens are learning to use computers and various software applications of particular interest to them. Originally broadcast in 1995. Copyright 1995 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topics: seniors, senior citizen, retired
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The computer and the Internet provided powerful new tools for individual investors that started to level the playing field. This program looks at several investment applications including Value Screen Investment Survey, Prodigy Online Information Services, Windows on Wall Street 2.1, WealthBuilder, Plan Ahead Your Financial Future, Schwab's Street Smart, and MetaStock. Originally broadcast in 1995.
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Arabic subtitled version of this program. An annual review of cool new technology products for the holiday buying season, as selected by Stewart Cheifet, Paul Schindler of CMP, Tim Bajarin of Creative Strategies, and Ken Ratcliffe of PC Connection. Products reviewed include Lexmark's Ergonomic Keyboard, 7th Level's Complete Waste of Time, Banner Blue's Family Tree Maker, Maxis Gift Maker, Glider Pro, GPS Trailblazer, Greatest Paper Airplanes, the NEC Satellite Phone, Putt Putt from Humungous...
Topics: holiday, consumer, buying, shopping, computer, technology, christmas, arabic
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Coverage of the annual Codie Awards presentations from the Software and Information Industry Association, recognizing the outstanding new software programs of the year. Hosted by Robert Urich and Stewart Cheifet. Nominees for best new software program of the year were ACID, National Geographic Maps, Fireworks, Cybermaster, and MetaFrame. Originally broadcast in 1999. Copyright 1999 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topics: codie awards, software, programs
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For the first fifteen years of the Computer Chronicles, when it was still hard to find technology news on television, each episode would end with a five minute summary of the week's personal computer news. Reporters presenting Random Access each week included Maria Gabriel, Kate Megargee, Cynthia Steele, Wendy Woods, Janelle Stelson, and Laurie Anderson. These are examples of some of those broadcasts. Many others are found at the end of Computer Chronicles episodes archived on this site.
Topics: news, computer
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A look at early versions of tax preparation software. Included are demonstrations of J. K. Lasser's Your Income Tax, Timeworks' EasyTax 1991, ChipSoft's TurboTax for Windows and MacInTax, and Andrew Tobias' TaxCut for Windows. Also, a visit to the IRS headquarters in Philadelphia to see how they use computers and a look at how tax preparation software is tying in to personal finance packages. An example is Parson's Personal Tax Edge and Parson's Money Counts. Originally broadcast in 1991.
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Coverage of the annual European Technology Roundtable Exhibition from Barcelona, Spain. Guests include Bill Gates, Esther Dyson, Michael Rogers, Philippe Kahn, Mark Eppley, Alan Ashton, Peter Sprague, and Masayoshi Son. Product demonstrations include Windows NT and groupware applications. Originally broadcast in 1993.
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For the first fifteen years of the Computer Chronicles, when it was still hard to find technology news on television, each episode would end with a five minute summary of the week's personal computer news. Reporters presenting Random Access each week included Maria Gabriel, Kate Megargee, Cynthia Steele, Wendy Woods, Janelle Stelson, and Laurie Anderson. These are examples of some of those broadcasts. Many others are found at the end of Computer Chronicles episodes archived on this site.
Topics: news, computer
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For the first fifteen years of the Computer Chronicles, when it was still hard to find technology news on television, each episode would end with a five minute summary of the week's personal computer news. Reporters presenting Random Access each week included Maria Gabriel, Kate Megargee, Cynthia Steele, Wendy Woods, Janelle Stelson, and Laurie Anderson. These are examples of some of those broadcasts. Many others are found at the end of Computer Chronicles episodes archived on this site.
Topics: news, computer, schindler
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French language version of this program. In the mid 1990's, it wasn't yet an all Windows world. A battle was on between Microsoft's Windows and IBM's OS/2. This program compared the two operating systems and various add-ons for Windows and OS/2. Products demonstrated include Windows 95, OS/2 Warp, Voice Pilot for OS/2, and Colorworks for OS/2. Guests include IBM's David Barnes and syndicated columnist Dan Gillmor. Originally broadcast in 1995.
Topics: ibm, operating system, france, french, windows, david barnes
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A look at how young people are using computers in school and at home. Featured applications include Operation Neptune from The Learning Company, HyperCard applications created by students, and several other programs created by middle school students. Also featured is a visit to Electronic Arts where students are used in a focus group to test new games. Originally broadcast in 1992. Copyright 1992 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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French language version of this program. Computers and the digital revolution forever changed the world of music. This program looks at several new approaches to creating and sharing music. Demonstrations include Vid Grid, Sound Toy, William Orbit Strange Cargo, So You Want to be a Rock & Roll Star, Rock & Roll On Your Own, Dylan:Highway 61 Interactive, Video Jam, and Vivace. Also featured is a visit to Todd Rundgren's sound studio in Sausalito, California and a preview of his CD-ROM...
Topics: french, france, music, todd rundgren, digital, sharing
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For the first fifteen years of the Computer Chronicles, when it was still hard to find technology news on television, each episode would end with a five minute summary of the week's personal computer news. Reporters presenting Random Access each week included Maria Gabriel, Kate Megargee, Cynthia Steele, Wendy Woods, Janelle Stelson, and Laurie Anderson. These are examples of some of those broadcasts. Many others are found at the end of Computer Chronicles episodes archived on this site.
Topics: news, computer
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Arabic subtitled version of this program. As EISA, ISA, and IBM's MCA battled to become the industry standard for expansion cards, add-on vendors filled the market with new upgrade boards and new slot standards. This program looks at ISA bus systems versus the VL bus system, Intel's new Plug and Play PCI standard, the new PCMCIA format for portable computers, the Stealth 32 Video Card from Diamond, the new SCSI Sound Blaster card from Creative Labs, and the LeMans GT Graphics adapter for the...
Topics: local bus, expansion slot, peripherals, EISA, ISA, MCA, arabic
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Computers and videogames have allowed couch potatoes to play sports and athletes to get better at their game. This program looked at several PC sports applications including Picture Perfect Golf, ESPN Baseball Tonight, UltraCoach for Windows, Mountain Biking, and Winning Hoops with Coack K. Also featured are an online golf tournament and Home Team Advantage, a computer based program to help coaches. Originally broadcast in 1995.
Topics: sports, baseball, coaching
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For the first fifteen years of the Computer Chronicles, when it was still hard to find technology news on television, each episode would end with a five minute summary of the week's personal computer news. Reporters presenting Random Access each week included Maria Gabriel, Kate Megargee, Cynthia Steele, Wendy Woods, Janelle Stelson, and Laurie Anderson. These are examples of some of those broadcasts. Many others are found at the end of Computer Chronicles episodes archived on this site.
Topics: news, computer chronicles, random access
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For the first fifteen years of the Computer Chronicles, when it was still hard to find technology news on television, each episode would end with a five minute summary of the week's personal computer news. Reporters presenting Random Access each week included Maria Gabriel, Kate Megargee, Cynthia Steele, Wendy Woods, Janelle Stelson, and Laurie Anderson. These are examples of some of those broadcasts. Many others are found at the end of Computer Chronicles episodes archived on this site.
Topics: news, computer, schindler
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On location coverage of the annual European Technology Roundtable Exhibition in Madrid, Spain. Guests include Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, analyst Esther Dyson, Netscape founder Jim Clark, Ed Zander of Sun Microsystems, Roel Pieper of Tandem, Michael Rogers of Newsweek, and David Kirkpatrick of Fortune. Originally broadcast in 1995.
Topics: europe, madrid, bill gates
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The internet enabled just about anyone to open up an online business. But how do you do it? This program looks at several tools and options. Demonstrations include Claris Home Page, Web Site Garage, and Progress Software's WebSpeed. Model online businesses reviewed include reel.com, the proshop.com, and portabote.com. Featured guest is Rhonda Abrams, small business consultant. Originally broadcast in 1997.
Topics: ecommerce, online business, web site
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A look at how the health care industry is using computer technology. Products demonstrated include The Doctor's Book of Home Remedies, Multimedia Workout, DynaPulse 200M, The Family Doctor, Stanford University's Pain Clinic, and I-3 Design's Stretchercise. Originally broadcast in 1995. Copyright 1995 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topics: health, medicine, exercise
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Arabic subtitled version of this program. If you were a DOS user back in the early 1990's, you had to deal with "insufficient memory" issues. Over and over again. This program looks at solutions for expanding computer memory. Demonstrations include how to install SIMMs, MemMaker, QAPlus for Windows, RAM Doubler 1.51, Quarterdeck's QEMM 7.5, Multimedia Cloaking Utility from Helix Software, and Netroom 3.0. Originally broadcast in 1995.
Topics: memory, ram, dimm, simm, qemm, arabic, quarterdeck
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Arabic subtitled version of this program. On location coverage of the annual fall Comdex trade show in Las Vegas. Includes highlights of the Bill Gates keynote speech. Features analysis from Tim Bajarin of Creative Strategies. Originally broadcast in 1991.
Topics: comdex, fall, las vegas, trade show, 1991, arabic, subtitles, gates
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For the first fifteen years of the Computer Chronicles, when it was still hard to find technology news on television, each episode would end with a five minute summary of the week's personal computer news. Reporters presenting Random Access each week included Maria Gabriel, Kate Megargee, Cynthia Steele, Wendy Woods, Janelle Stelson, and Laurie Anderson. These are examples of some of those broadcasts. Many others are found at the end of Computer Chronicles episodes archived on this site.
Topics: news, computer chronicles, random access
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For the first fifteen years of the Computer Chronicles, when it was still hard to find technology news on television, each episode would end with a five minute summary of the week's personal computer news. Reporters presenting Random Access each week included Maria Gabriel, Kate Megargee, Cynthia Steele, Wendy Woods, Janelle Stelson, and Laurie Anderson. These are examples of some of those broadcasts. Many others are found at the end of Computer Chronicles episodes archived on this site.
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Most of us use computers to do routine tasks like calculations, word processing, or graphics. But computers can do more - they can help you think. This program looks at several software thinking tools including Go Figure, WinMap, Project Kickstart, Which & Why, Decide Right, and IntelliMatch. Originally broadcast in 1996.
Topics: decision, thinking, brainstorming
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A survey of high tech research and development activities in Singapore. Included are innovative work on RFID chips, the latest sound technology from Creative Labs, Philips DVD Recorders, new web radios, and a school for digital designers. Originally broadcast in 2002.
Topics: RFID, creative labs, Philips
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For the first fifteen years of the Computer Chronicles, when it was still hard to find technology news on television, each episode would end with a five minute summary of the week's personal computer news. Reporters presenting Random Access each week included Maria Gabriel, Kate Megargee, Cynthia Steele, Wendy Woods, Janelle Stelson, and Laurie Anderson. These are examples of some of those broadcasts. Many others are found at the end of Computer Chronicles episodes archived on this site.
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Spanish language version of this show. A profile on computer pioneer Gary Kildall and the important contributions he made to the PC industry including the true story on how IBM ended up using MS-DOS rather than CP/M. Kildall developed CP/M, the first personal computer operating system. He was also a co-host on the early Computer Chronicles series. Includes comments by Gordon Eubanks, Symantec; Tom Rolander, DRI; Tim Bajarin, Creative Strategies; Lee Lorenzen, DRI; Jacqui Morby, TA Associates;...
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The annual holiday season review of cool high-tech gadgets and the latest computer goodies. Products featured include Sim City 2000, Creative Writer, Myst, CyberPuppy, Crystal Crazy, Rock Rap and Roll, The Tortois and the Hare, Imagicard, The Memphis, NHL Hockey, CyberMan 3d Mouse, VideoShow Presenter, AXIS the Gamecheater, Morphman, and Mac-in-DOS. Guests include Gina Smith, Paul Schindler, and Tim Bajarin. Also a visit to an Amiga store for cool new Commodore products. Originally broadcast in...
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Computers have become a key tool in planning an investment strategy and building a retirement nest egg. This program looked at several investment programs including Value Screen Investment Survey, Prodigy Online Information Services, Windows on Wall Street, WealthBuilder, Plan Ahead Your Financial Future, Schwab's Street Smart, and MetaStock. Originally broadcast in 1995. Copyright 1995 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topics: investment, wall street, stock market
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An annual holiday season guide to the coolest new high tech gadgets and computer products. Featured are Triftan Digital Pinball Machine, DigiVideo, Quicken for Mac, Painter, Armx, PowerBook 170, Power Bundle, Sim Ant, Wrist Mac, About Cows, Far Side Computer Calendar, Wedding Planner, Wordstar for Windows, I Hate Algebra, Screen Craze, Lemmings, Thumbelina, Agenda, Norton Desktop, and Logitech's Fotoman. Originally broadcast in 1991.
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For the first fifteen years of the Computer Chronicles, when it was still hard to find technology news on television, each episode would end with a five minute summary of the week's personal computer news. Reporters presenting Random Access each week included Maria Gabriel, Kate Megargee, Cynthia Steele, Wendy Woods, Janelle Stelson, and Laurie Anderson. These are examples of some of those broadcasts. Many others are found at the end of Computer Chronicles episodes archived on this site.
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The computer revolution was great, but it presented real challenges to disabled people who found new barriers to accessing information. This program looks at several solutions including a talking word processor called IntelliTools, two screen readers - JAWS and OutSpoken, Buddy Button, Tash Mini Keyboard, Discovery Switch, EasyBall, Thumbelina, and Cyberlink. Also covered are techniques for building web sites that are user friendly for disabled visitors. Originally broadcast in 1997. Copyright...
Topics: disabled, handicapped, disabilities
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Spanish language version of this program. On location coverage of the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Featured analyst is Tim Bajarin, president of Creative Strategies. Includes highlights of the keynote speech by Microsoft's Bill Gates. This is the show where Microsoft introduced its infamous "BOB" interface.
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A review of new products in the personal information management category. Demonstrations include White Crow Office Manager, In Control 2.0, PackRat 5.0, Lotus Organizer 1.0, Casio Personal Organizer, and askSAM. Originally broadcast in 1993. Copyright Stewart Cheifet Productions 1993.
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For the first fifteen years of the Computer Chronicles, when it was still hard to find technology news on television, each episode would end with a five minute summary of the week's personal computer news. Reporters presenting Random Access each week included Maria Gabriel, Kate Megargee, Cynthia Steele, Wendy Woods, Janelle Stelson, and Laurie Anderson. These are examples of some of those broadcasts. Many others are found at the end of Computer Chronicles episodes archived on this site.
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A review of self improvement software titles including Mindviewer, Betty Crocker's Eat & Lose Weight, HealthDesk, Speed Reader, Insight, Joe Weider Personal Fitness Trainer, and Career Design. Originally broadcast in 1993.
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In 1992 the EPA launched the Energy Star Computer Program to encourage the production of environmentally friendly computers. This program looked at several approaches including PC Ener-G-saver, Green Explorer, the Macintosh LC 575, the LaserJet 4L, and the Compaq Presario 425. Also featured are visits to a computer recycling center in California, a computer recycling center in New Jersey, and Greendisk, a company in Seattle that recycles floppy disks. Originally broadcast in 1994. Copyright...
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Arabic subtitled version of this program. As the popularity of digital cameras grew, photofinishing software followed. This program looks at several early examples of computer based photo processing. Demonstrations include Photoshop 2.5, Nikon's LS-10 CoolScan, PhotoFlash 2.0, Apple's QuickTake Camera, Paint Alchemy, Terrazzo, Picture Window 1.0, EverColor and ArtLink. Originally broadcast in 1994.
Topics: digital, photography, processing, photoshop, camera
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On location coverage of Upside's Internet Showcase conference in San Diego, one of the first trade shows focusing only on internet related products and services. Guests include Bill Joy of Sun Microsystems, Eric Schmidt of Novell (now Chairman of Google), Mark Eppley of Traveling Software, Phillipe Kahn, David Coursey, and Larry Magid. Products introduced here included the TIVO and digital televisions. Originally broadcast in 1999. Copyright 1999 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Personal computers level the playing field for individual investors, giving them access to research data that in the past was only available to large money managers. This program looks at several investment applications including The Fundamental Investor, Value Screen Plus, Metastock Professional, CompuTrac, the Quotrek FM receiver, Dow Jones News Retrieval Service, The Professional Portfolio, and Pro Plus Software's Wall Street Investor. Originally broadcast in 1988. Copyright 1988 Stewart...
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Arabic subtitled version of this program. The conclusion of the sixth annual Computer Bowl trivia game between high tech types from the east coast and the west coast. This was the All Star edition with MVPs selected from the first five Computer Bowl games. Contestants included Bill Gates, Bill Joy, Mitch Kapor, Bob Frankston, Neil Colvin, and Pamela McCorduck. The questioners were Andy Grove and Stewart Cheifet. Originally broadcast from San Jose in 1994.
Topics: Episode Year: 1994, Television Programs, Computers: History, Computer Bowl, Bill Gates, San Jose,...
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A review of computer programs that help you learn or understand a foreign language. Featured products include Language Assistant Series: Italian, Transparent Language: German/French/Latin, Speak to the World in Spanish, Hyperglot Chinese, and Hyperglot Japanese. Also visits to the Foreign Language Center of the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California and the Voice of America's System for News and Programming (SNAP) in Washington D.C. which operates in 45 different languages....
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Spanish language version of this program. Personal computers have become a major component of modern educational systems. This program looks at some of the strides being made in computer based learning. Product demonstrations include Measurement in Motion, Grammar Games, Tangible Math, Inside the SAT, and The Musical World of Professor Piccolo. Companies profiled are Apple, Davidson & Associates, Logal, Princeton Review, and Opcode Interactive. Also featured are a visit to an Electronic...
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As computers moved beyond doing just calculations and word processing, lots of small software companies found new kinds of applications for the growing universe of personal computers. One application was health and fitness. This program looks at several software titles and peripherals that let you use a computer to stay fit. Demonstrations include STEP II's Physical Fitness Evaluation, Psychological Psoftware's Never Fat Again, the Biofeedback Institute's Calmpute, and the Food Processor II...
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For the first fifteen years of the Computer Chronicles, when it was still hard to find technology news on television, each episode would end with a five minute summary of the week's personal computer news. Reporters presenting Random Access each week included Maria Gabriel, Kate Megargee, Cynthia Steele, Wendy Woods, Janelle Stelson, and Laurie Anderson. These are examples of some of those broadcasts. Many others are found at the end of Computer Chronicles episodes archived on this site.
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When laser printers first came out in the 1980's they were prohibitively expensive for most individual users. In the early 1990's, prices came down and even small businesses were able to upgrade from their old dot matrix printers. This program looks at several early options for low cost laser printers. Featured products include the GCC PLP II for the Macintosh, Okilaser 400 from Okidata, the Toshiba LaserPrinter, Canon's LBP-4, and the HP LaserJet IIP. Originally broadcast in 1990. Copyright...
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Spanish language version of this program. Industry prognosticators predicted that 1995 would be "the year of the portable". And it was, as mobile computing became mainstream. This program looks at several mobile computing solutions, including the Morrow Pivot II, the Apple PowerBook 540C, Toshiba's T2150 CDT, IBM's Butterfly subnotebook, Apple's Newton MessagePad, the Sharp Zaurus, Sony's Magic Link, the Psion 3A, the Pentax PocketJet printer, Xircom's CreditCard Ethernet, Zenith's...
Topics: mobile, portable, laptop, notebook, pda